Junior High Optimist Youth of the Month for January were Alexandra Dahl and

Carter Brandt.

Dahl is on the “A” honor roll and is taking pre-AP classes.

Her leadership roles include serving as a class representative on the student council.

Dahl was commended on her TAKS test and was voted Player of the Month.

Her community involvement includes refereeing for soccer, putting together workbooks for basketball, participating in Relay for Life, food bank drives, volleyball, track, basketball and soccer.

Brandt is on the “AB” honor roll and participates in academic UIL activities.

His leadership rolls include acting as president of student council for the 2008-09 academic year.

Brandt participated in football and track; and placed 2nd in District for hurdles 2007-08.

His community involvement includes being an active member of GRYBA, manning concession stands. Brandt spends his summer helping Habitat for Humanity with his grandfather in Houston.